This week on No Restraints with Rudy Caseres my guest is Chrissie Hodges. Chrissie is an author, peer support, and OCD resource consultant. She’s spoken across the country on various OCD-related issues. One of her main focus points is Pure-O, otherwise known as Primarily Cognitive Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. For Chrissie, Pure-O manifests mostly as intrusive thoughts of violent or sexual nature. I admire Chrissie for being brave enough to speak openly about taboo subject matter and in doing so inspiring others to share their own stories. As a matter of fact, I admire her so much that I even drove 6 hours to San Francisco, where she received the 2017 Hero Award at the International OCD Foundation’s Annual Conference, just so I could meet her in person. You can learn more about Chrissie, including how to attend her upcoming event OCD Gamechangers at ChrissieHodges.com. You can also purchase her memoir PURE OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder on Amazon. Finally, you can support Chrissie’s advocacy work with a monthly pledge on her Patreon.
Thanks for the support you have all shown me the past couple months. Please keep sharing and spreading the word. Why? Because it’s for your own good.
This week on No Restraints with Rudy Caseres my guest is Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist Dior Vargas. I’ve been following Dior’s journey for over three years now and it’s great to finally be able to talk with her. She’s shared her story as well as advocate for underrepresented communities at such places as the Active Minds National Conference, Facebook HQ, and even the White House. She is probably most well known for her People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project which you can view anytime here. Dior definitely had no restraints today and I appreciate her using her platform and influence to further the conversation on race, feminism, mental health, and how they all intersect. You can also follow Dior on Facebook and Twitter.
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This week on No Restraints with Rudy Caseres my guest is Julia Stabler. Julia shares her story of living with bipolar on Instagram and has developed quite the following. It’s further proof that social media isn’t just about pretty pictures and only highlighting our achievements. Julia has faced a psychotic break, hospitalization, solitary confinement, and has worked over the past several years to find meaning in her life. With her Instagram posts she has found a platform to share her mental health journey, one short story at a time. And with no surprise to me, a great deal of people can relate and appreciate her voice. Please make sure to follow Julia on Instagram and read through all her stories on her blog.
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Today on No Restraints with Rudy Caseres my guest is Jess Stohlmann-Rainey. Jess works in suicide prevention as a consultant, peer support line supervisor, and speaks publicly about her story as an attempt and loss survivor.
Topics include why forced treatment and police involvement are never the answer, why mental illness diagnoses are irrelevant, the right to suicide, and whether strip searches and forced catheterization is sexual assault.
I’ve had the privilege of meeting with Jess a few times at various conferences and can’t say enough good things about her. We need more people not afraid to speak their mind and even piss people off. Because lives are at stake.
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Today I hosted the first BraveChat Live for This is My Brave. BraveChat Live is a talk show where I interview my fellow This is My Brave alumni on their experiences before, during, and after sharing their stories in front of the world.
And what better way to start off than to have as my first guest Jennifer Marshall, the co-founder and executive director of This is My Brave? I shared my own story last January for their Los Angeles show and it was truly a life-changing experience.
The next BraveChat Live will be Wednesday January 24th at 12pm PST/3pm EST. See you there on theThis is My Brave Facebook page.
Hey, everyone. I recently launched a Patreon as a way for people to help support my show No Restraints with Rudy Caseres. You can make a monthly pledge as low as $1 and as high as infinity. This will eventually allow me to upgrade my computer, lighting and sound equipment, provide additional bonus content and even one day rent a studio. There’s special rewards depending on the amount you pledge such as getting a hand written thank you letter, a 20 minute video chat, or even have me review and promote your book or blog. BIG shoutout to Ryan Liberty for being the very first person to show their support.
Every month I do a Facebook Live for The Mighty. When I was first asked to pitch topics a few months ago I knew immediately that I wanted to interview the founder and CEO of The Mighty, Mike Porath. Thankfully, that finally became a reality today. I actually met Mike for the time minutes before we went live. Although I was nervous at first I'm glad we got along so well. Mike was gracious enough to give me an hour of his time which flew by pretty fast. This was quite the change to interview someone face-to-face but I’m really happy with how it turned out. I trust Mike and everyone on The Mighty team to continue creating a meaningful community, both online and off. I'm definitely optimistic for the future.
Today on No Restraints with Rudy Caseres my guest is Julie Kraft: author of The Other Side of Me: Memoir of a Bipolar Mind. This was the second time I’ve interviewed Julie after she was brave enough to dress up for my Halloween-themed show last year. As always, she’s a lot of fun and the time passes by effortlessly. Please make sure to buy your own copy of The Other Side of Me on Amazon. You can also stay updated with her work at www.juliekraft.com. Julie is also making great content on her Instagram as well.
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Stay tuned for another episode of No Restraints with Rudy Caseres next Friday at 12pm PST.
Because it’s for your own good.
Welcome to No Restraints with Rudy Caseres. A live talk show where I interview mental health advocates as well as take your questions every Friday at 12pm PST/3pm EST. We are unfiltered, unscripted, and always unedited. You can support the show through a monthly contribution at Patreon.com/RudyCaseres or whenever you’d like at PayPal or Venmo. Because it’s for your own good ?
My guest this week is award-winning author, speaker, and psychotherapist Emily Roberts, The Guidance Girl. Watch as we discuss the influence we all have online and real life and why it matters. I've worked with Emily several times in the past and can't say enough good things about her. Please show your support by visiting www.theguidancegirl.com. You can also buy her book Express Yourself on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
What’s this? Why it’s a rare website update out of nowhere! I just wanted to provide a directory of sorts of all the content I’ve had published, interviewed in, or featured in some way in the year 2017. I’ve also updated my about section with an up-to-date bio and headshot. Happy content consuming!
The Mighty's Mental Health Heroes of 2017
What Happened When I Posted About Anxiety and Depression on Facebook
Why I'm Afraid to Talk to You About Mania
I Don't Know What Being a Mental Health Advocate Means
What We Might Miss When We Blame Suicide Solely on Mental Illness
Trump Repeals Rule Limiting People With Severe Mental Illnesses From Buying Guns
FDA Approves Abilify MyCite, a New Version of Abilify That Tracks Adherence
Talking Holiday Mental Health Tips and More
Talking Bipolar and Mental Health
Rudy Caseres is Here to Talk About What it Means to Be a Mental Health Advocate
31 Days of Voices: Day 7